Faire Collection: Amanda Judge

Inspired by a desire to research poverty reduction strategies in the developing world, Amanda Judge left her work in the financial industry to study social and economic development in Ecuador. Upon arriving in Ecuador, Amanda quickly realized that the best way for communities to sustainably bring themselves out of poverty was through viable employment opportunities and holistic education programs.

The Andean Collection

It offers a way for their artisan partners to earn a living from the revival of their ancestral jewelry making technique. Even the string and beads used in the jewelry are grown in local gardens, and then handmade by the same gardeners who sow the seeds.